I recently read this quote that has stayed in my mind and on my heart "A child born from another woman calls me mommy. The magnitude of that tragedy & the depth of that privilege are not lost on me." This statement says so much. I often think about my daughters birth mother and wonder what she is doing and if she thinks about her. I am beyond blessed that this beautiful girl calls me mommy, but somewhere inside me, I wonder does her birthmother grieve for her. I wish she could know and understand how much she is loved and not taken for granted.
I fought for my daughter and knew what was right for her, but the goodbye visit she had with her birthmother was one of the hardest days of my life, so I can only imagine how hard it was for her. I grieved for her and prayed for her nonstop for weeks, and still do at times. I wish for her that she have peace and happiness in her life and that she know in her heart how much we love this sweet girl. I think about this often, especially around my daughters birthday or other important milestones. It is sad that there is another woman out there that will not know the joy of watching this beautiful girl grow into a strong woman, but I am so blessed that I am able too, and I will always have her birthmother in my heart and my prayers.